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ISPO certification fails to curb deforestation, conflicts: Study

  • Moses Ompusunggu

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Tue, April 4 2017 | 12:30 am

PREMIUM The implementation of the country’s sustainability standards for the palm oil industry, known as the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO), has done little to curb deforestation and land conflicts, according to a report by Forest Watch Indonesia (FWI).

FWI data showed that during the formative years of the ISPO between 2009 and 2013, deforestation — the main driver of deadly forest fir...